Let Creation Rejoice

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Since I come from a science geek background, here’s a sermon on how cool the universe is.

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Let Creation Rejoice

  1. 1. “Let all creation rejoice before the Lord .” (Psalm 96:13)
  2. 2. Opening Question What is yourfavorite song? Praise God with the trumpet, the harp, the lyre, the tambourine, the strings, and the pipe. (Psalm 150:3-4)
  3. 3. Concert Pythagoras: a2 +b2 =c2 / Kepler: r=p/(1+εcosθ) π+π+π+π+π+π+π+π = octopi Huh? What’s with all the math stuff?
  4. 4. I may not always have a point, but I’ve always got a line. (Haywood Banks, Mathe m aticalPare nts ) ConcertIs this going to be on the final?
  5. 5. Let the fields and their crops burst with joy! Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise! (Psalm 96:12) Let the sea resound, and everything in it. Let the rivers clap, and mountains sing for joy. (Psalm 98:7-8) Concert
  6. 6. Jesus told them, “If my disciples keep quiet, the very stones will cry out.” (Luke 19:40) Concert The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands. (Isaiah 55:12)
  7. 7. Recent Time makes sure everything doesn’t happen all at once. Space makes sure it doesn’t all happen to yo u.
  8. 8. Recent “You might recognize me. I’m the fourth guy from the left on the evolutionary chart.” (Jay London)
  9. 9. Evident “Does the word ‘Duh’ mean anything to you?” (Buffy, Buffy the Vam pire Slaye r)
  10. 10. Evident Atheists believe that in the beginning, there was nothing, which then exploded. Since creation, God’s eternal qualities and divine nature have been understood from what has been made, so that mankind is without an excuse. (Luke 19:40)
  11. 11. Evident When a wise man points to the moon, only a fool looks at the finger. (Chinese proverb)
  12. 12. Evident “My guess is, this is the singing bush.” (Steve Martin, The Thre e Am ig o s )
  13. 13. Halftime Question What is yourfavorite part of creation? God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, to rule over the fish and the birds, and all creatures on the earth.” (Gen 1:26)
  14. 14. Amazing Two things awe me most: the starry sky above me, and the moral law within me. (Immanuel Kant)
  15. 15. Amazing He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand in awe is as good as dead. (Albert Einstein)
  16. 16. Temporary Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. (John William Waterhouse, To the Virg ins, to Make Much o f Tim e ) The end of the world is coming soon. (1 Peter 4:7) Jesus said, “No one knows the hour.” (Matt 24:36) “I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:3)
  17. 17. Temporary “When the world comes to an end, there will be so much to look forward to.” (Do nnie Darko ) From His mouth comes a sharp sword to strike down nations. On His robe is "King of kings, and Lord of lords." (Rev 19:14-16)
  18. 18. Eager All creation awaits in eager expectation for the children of God to reveal themselves. (Romans 8:19) “He's just really excited and he has no clue why we're here.” Agent Jay (Me n in Black)
  19. 19. Eager “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” (Helen Keller) Well, what are you waiting for? I don’t know… Something amazing, I guess.
  20. 20. Let All Creation Rejoice • Concert  • Recent  • Evident  • Amazing  • Temporary  • Eager  Be AMAZING!
  21. 21. Closing Question What song will you and creation sing together? Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. (Psalm 96:1)
  22. 22. Dave Mattingly • dave@blackwyrm.com • dmattingly.wordpress.com • fb.me/dave.mattingly.3 • linkedin.com/in/blackwyrm • @blackwyrm Seek, and ye shall find. (Matt 7:7)

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